The Man Who Broke Napoleon’s Codes: The Story of George Scovell
ISBN/ASIN: 0571205135,9780571205134 | 2001 | English | epub | 354/0 pages | 5.65 Mb
Publisher: Faber & Faber | Author: Mark L. Urban
This work gives a compelling account of the officer who waged the intelligence battle against Napoleon's army, a forerunner to the great code-breakers of the 20th century. The French army, during the Peninsular War, used a code of unrivalled complexity – the "Great Paris Cipher". Major George Scovell used a network of Spanish guerillas to capture coded French messages, and then set to work decrypting them.